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I was first born in Toledo, Ohio, and re-born through faith in the Lord Jesus (see John 1:12-13; 2 Corinthians 5:16-18) at Patrick A.F.B., Florida. I'm a graduate of Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina, majoring in biblical studies. My minor probably can be considered creative writing having studied such correspondently before college, and then English and creative writing in college. Later, I studied Proofreading and Copyediting online via Universal Class to help in developing my writing craft. I have written for the Global Prayer Digest, a ministry of Frontier Ventures in Pasadena, California. I had also worked for the William Carey Library Publishers as order processor and shipper.

Traveling this vale below I have realized the existence of the two worlds--the temporal and the eternal. Coming to that crossroads in my own life, I chose the "one less traveled by" (see Matthew 7:12-14). Hence, here is my personal paraphrase of Robert Frost's poem THE ROAD NOT TAKEN, only for me it's The Road Taken:

Two roads forked along my earthly path,
Yet, one like what I've been traveling all my days.
I as one traveler, at that fork, long I stood,
Looking down the other as far as I could
Narrower and winding it was
Hardly any travelers trekking down that road.

The other (so familiar), broad and wide,
Brilliantly lighted, and voices of joy it seemed –
Sports fans, movies, and TV, the Hollywood craves.
I enjoyed it too for many of my days,
But then at that fork I stood. Then a whisper,
“Come along now, try the narrow path.”

I shall be telling this with a glee
Somewhere strolling along this temporal way:
Two roads forked along my earthly path,
I took the one less traveled by.
Though rocks and ruts there have been,
Yet trekking with Jesus has made all the difference.

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